The podcast, Formerly Known as Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina Smith, Returned June 9th With a New Episode Featuring Superstar Maren Morris
New York, NY – June 10, 2019: Westwood One, America’s largest audio network, and TV and Radio personality Elaina Smith are announcing the rebrand and return of Elaina’s original podcast, Breaking Thru With Elaina, formerly known as Women Want to Hear Women with Elaina Smith. The groundbreaking show returned with new stories from female artists breaking through the music industry starting June 9th on The Empow(h)er Podcast Network on Westwood One.

Recorded in Nashville, Elaina’s podcast provides a platform for female artists and proves radio listeners and concert attendees want to hear more than just male artists. Season one featured provocative conversations with Carrie Underwood, Kacey Musgraves, Dolly Parton, and more. Season two continues the discussion with Maren Morris, Maddie & Tae, and Trisha Yearwood to name a few. Elaina, recently recognized with a 2019 Gracie Award for Podcast Host – Entertainment, is ready to shine her spotlight on talented female artists and interview legends, up-and-comers, and everyone in between.

“I’ve been itching to get season two going all year long. I’m so thankful to everyone for being so patient as I worked on launching my new radio show, With Elaina. Now that it is off the ground, it’s time to keep this conversation going, and with a new name! Make sure to listen to the first episode to find out why. I am so grateful to Westwood One Podcast Network for believing in this message and can’t wait to continue sharing these amazing stories that have been inspiring women and men everywhere.”

“Elaina’s podcast has a fresh feel and a strong voice, celebrating female artists who have a lot to share,” said Suzanne Grimes, EVP, Marketing for CUMULUS MEDIA and President, Westwood One. “We believe in Elaina’s mission to inspire and empower, and are supporting the growth of her podcast across CUMULUS MEDIA’S vast marketing channels in a big way.”

You can hear the Breaking Thru with Elaina Season Two trailer now and subscribe to this show on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn, or New episodes drop every Sunday.

About Elaina Smith
Elaina, a California native, has become one of the strongest female presences in Country radio. While working at Entertainment Tonight and The Insider in Los Angeles, she found her true passion when she got an opportunity to work with the wildly popular Dave, Shelly and Chainsaw morning show. She caught the bug and never looked back. Since then, Elaina has hosted shows in San Diego, Florida, and is now over 100 stations simultaneously via NASH Nights Live each night, and With Elaina, her new weekend entertainment show on Westwood One. If there is a Country music red carpet, she’s on it. Elaina is a Gracie Award-winning broadcaster who also added “actress” to her resume when she appeared as herself on CMT’s Nashville. You might also recognize her voice as the newest addition to the ACM Awards announcing team on CBS along with her NASH Nights Live co-host Shawn Parr. Elaina’s Women Want to Hear Women female-focused podcast has touched a nerve and is leading the conversation within the industry about the lack of females in Country Music.

About The Empow(h)er Podcast Network on Westwood One
The Empow(h)er Podcast Network from Westwood One showcases real women, who run Olympic sprints, after their kids, and for a more equal future. The Empow(h)er Network features original podcasts created for the medium’s rapidly growing female audience, from The Bachelor’s Carly Waddell and Jade Roper on Mommies Tell All, to America’s Matriarch of Money Suze Orman’s Women & Money, radio personality Elaina Smith’s Breaking Thru With Elaina, and more. It’s all about celebrating and inspiring women. For more information please visit

About Westwood One
Westwood One, the national-facing arm of CUMULUS MEDIA, offers iconic, nationally syndicated sports, news and entertainment content to over 250 million monthly listeners across an audio network of 8,000 affiliated broadcast radio stations and media partners. Westwood One is the largest audio network in America, home to premium content that defines the culture, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, Westwood One Backstage, the GRAMMYs, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and the Billboard Music Awards. The rapidly growing Westwood One Podcast Network delivers popular network and industry personalities and programs. Westwood One connects listeners with their passions through programs and platforms that have everyone listening.

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